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Century Links 3/3: Notes from the NFL Combine


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Quarterback Gardner Minshew Readying For NFL After “Incredible Year” At Washington State
Highlights from Washington State quarterback Gadner Minshew's NFL scouting combine press conference.

Pete Carroll compares Kyler Murray to Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll sees many similarities between franchise quarterback Russell Wilson and NFL draft prospect Kyler Murray.

Stock is rising for potential Seahawks target N’Keal Harry
The Seattle Seahawks love their big-bodied receivers, and Arizona State's N'Keal Harry could be a target after a strong combine performance.

Seahawks officially releasing Malik McDowell – ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks already moved on from defensive lineman Malik McDowell, cutting him last July. But when no team claimed him, McDowell reverted to Seattle's non-football injury list. The Seahawks now finally and officially are releasing him, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Seahawks release former top draft pick DT Malik McDowell, report says | NFL | Sporting News

A Seahawks and Alex Collins reunion might make sense
A Seahawks and Alex Collins reunion might make sense. Sure, Collins was arrested but the crime does not appear to be violent. He could still be of value.

If Frank Clark Signs Long-Term Deal, Could Seahawks Pivot and Tag Earl Thomas? -
Reports indicate Clark and Seattle could be closing in on a deal. Would that change plans in regard to Thomas?

Former Seahawk Alex Collins charged with gun and drug violations
Former Seattle Seahawk running back Alex Collins was released by the Ravens after a car crash which eventually led to gun and drug charges.

NFL Free Agency: Earl Thomas Now Really In Play For The 49ers
Now that Earl Thomas wants to be the NFL’s highest-paid safety in free agency, this puts the San Francisco 49ers in play for the Pro Bowler. Here’s why.

Washington State tackle Andre Dillard impresses at NFL combine
The Seattle Seahawks have been in contact with Washington State tackle Andre Dillard, who impressed on day one of the NFL combine.

Antonio Brown: 'I don't even have to play football' -
In his first public interview this offseason, Antonio Brown said plenty, most notably that he didn't need to play football. He also went deep into the divide between himself and his quarterback.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce undergoes ankle surgery -
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce recently underwent ankle surgery, sources told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The procedure was considered a "cleanup."

Kyler Murray believed almost universally to be top pick -
The Cardinals have been linked to Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray at No. 1 for the last month for often speculative reasons. Now they seem more legitimate.

Eagles, Jason Kelce agree to terms on 1-year extension -
Jason Kelce is staying in Philly. The Eagles announced the veteran center has agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension through 2021.

Saquon Barkley: “So disrespectful” to ask Trace McSorley to change positions – ProFootballTalk
Former Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley declined to work with the defensive backs at the Scouting Combine, saying he's a quarterback, period. McSorley's highest-profile college teammate isn't happy that he was even asked.

Antonio Brown: I don’t even have to play football – ProFootballTalk
Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has a new look with a blonde mustache and blue and gold streaks in his hair. Brown expects a life change in the next two weeks, with a change of scenery. In a sit-down interview with ESPN, Brown said he doesn't need football but still wants it.

Ill-advised fake punt pushes Memphis Express to first win – ProFootballTalk
For a couple of minutes, it looked like the Alliance of American Football would have the first overtime in its four-week existence. And then Mike Martz had a different idea.

Report: Raiders are shopping Derek Carr – ProFootballTalk
Well, now the offseason is getting interesting. Master Tesfatsion of Bleacher Report reports that the Raiders were shopping quarterback Derek Carr at the Scouting Combine.